My wife was trying to load an audio CD information on to her iPod. She was on the 3rd disc when XP just frozed. The mouse and keyboard were not working, so she rebooted. Upon rebooting we got a black screen with the cursor. The mouse worked fine, but nothing was on the screen. When we rebooted again it asked us to go into Safe Mode or Normal Windows restart. I went into Safe Mode, ran virus scans and did a chkdsk. Everything came back clean. I tried to start the PC again and got the same Black Screen with cursor.
Not know what else to do, I figure I would just reload Windows XP. I figured something had to be corrupted. Now when trying to reload WinXP, what is suppose to take 40mins to complete is now taking HOURS. The further I got with the install was it saying "Completing Installation" which was stage 4 of a 5 stage process. This was at 26mins left. I let it run overnight and when I got up for work it was still at 26min left. The progress bar didn't move. So I rebooted the PC. Window XP said it was restarting the install again. So I let it run overnight again. This morning it was building files at 27mins left. I did receive a conflict error message for my Turtle Beach sound card on the very first install attempt. I pulled the card and retried the install, which frozed at the 26min left.
Why is this taking so long to reinstall WinXP. The only thing I can get to is DOS, but I have no idea what to run or how I can correct the problem from DOS. Anyone have any ideas?